2008 Spring Haute Route trip photos: from Argentiere, France to Zermatt, Switzerland.
Copyright by Nick O’Connell
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.Jane Austen
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.Barbara Kingsolver
It is wrong to have an ideal view of the world. That's where the mischief starts. That's where everything starts unravelling.V.S. Naipaul
Isn’t it queer: there are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before; like the larks in this country, that have been singing the same five notes for thousands of years.
I was trying to write then and I found the greatest difficulty was to put down what really happened in action; what the actual things were which produced the emotion that you experienced…the real thing, the sequence of motion and fact which made the emotion and which would be as valid in a year or ten years or, with luck and if you stated it purely enough, always.Ernest Hemingway